The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was started on June 1st and Australia have played two matches . Their first match was against New Zealand which was washed out due to rain and the same was the case against Bangladesh in their second match . Australia, now stands in second position in the points table below England . Australia is considered to be the unluckiest team in this tournament as they haven’t played even a single game completely and the Aussie batsmen have played only 25 odd overs in this whole tournament so far due to rain . England is the only team so far from their group to have entered the semi finals . Australia have only one match ahead against England in the group stage and is considered to be the decider match.
However, it’s not very tough for Australia to enter the semi finals of the tournament . England stands first in the points table with four points , Australia in the second with two points , followed by Bangladesh and New Zealand with one point each where New Zealand have a lower Net Run Rate (NRR) than Bangladesh . Though all the three teams have chances to enter the semi finals ,it’s quite easier for Australia than the other teams . There are two matches ahead in their group which will be between Australia-England and Bangladesh-New Zealand.
There are four cases where Australia can enter the semi finals of the tournament.
- If both the matches gets washed out , Australia can qualify for the semi finals.
- If the match between New Zealand and Bangladesh gets washed out , Australia can make it to the semi finals of the tournament nevertheless they win or lose against England.
- If New Zealand defeats Bangladesh , Australia can still qualify by beating England in the decider match.
- If Bangladesh defeats New Zealand , Australia can still qualify by beating England in the decider match.
There are two case where Australia will not be able to enter the semi finals of the tournament
- If the match between Australia and England gets washed out and if the match between Bangladesh and New Zealand doesn’t get washed out.
- If the match between New Zealand doesn’t get washed out and if Australia loses to England.